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April 2021

Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

Apr 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This informational Webinar, will give you a good overview of what it takes to Start Your Own Home-Based Business. Having this knowledge will nurture your dream of being self-employed and doing what you want to do in life. From selecting a business and getting it registered to how to balance your home life with our work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Global Trade Series: Finding International Customers and Handling the First Order

Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This will be a two-part Global Trade Series on 4/7 and 4/21: Thinking about international customers for your business?   Session 1: How to Find International Customers - Exploring global trade can be challenging when trying to find international customers. Learn tips and techniques including market research to help: • Attract International Customers • Identify Potential Direct/Indirect Distributors   Session 2: Handling Your First International Order - Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how…

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Webinar – Privacy Policy and Terms of Use: The Basics

Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss the importance of privacy policies and terms of use in ecommerce; relevant state, federal and international privacy laws small business owners should be aware of; drafting a privacy policy and terms of use; and how privacy policy and terms of use clauses can reduce liability. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Entrepreneurship Series with Career Center: Session 3

Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial.  The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”.  The featured one-hour sessions on 4/8, 4/15 and 4/22, will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model to bring your vision to life.  Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current…

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May 2021

Webinar – Introduction To Entrepreneurship

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. This is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The featured one-hour session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, and provide steps to start a formal business. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current activity into a formal business including the areas below: • Learn the Steps from Business Idea to…

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Webinar: Buying and Selling a Business – What you need to know…

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach the basics of buying and selling a business, such as conducting “due diligence”- inspecting the financial records, contracts and business assets; determining the value of the business; preparing contracts and related purchase-and-sale documents; tax considerations; and knowing when to “walk away” from a deal. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips for Importing

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn tips for importing into the U.S. Do you want to start or expand an import business? It’s important to follow all laws and regulations to avoid an import business nightmare. The following will be covered: • Do I need an import license? • What are the necessary documents? • Classifying the merchandise • What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)? • Tips about shipments • Licensed Customs Brokers • Duties, tariffs, and what’s next? REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Lots to do and not enough time? Come ready to explore tools and resources to help improve your business and maximize your time. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Veterans, Miltary and Spouses Series: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Session 1: Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. This is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow and how to bring your vision to life. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business or transitioning from current activity into a formal business. Featured Topics: • Common Characteristics of an Entrepreneur • Types of…

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Webinar – Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Come and join the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn about resources available to help your business prepare, explore and pursue Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) procurement opportunities.   The goal is to help the Small Business Community participate in the local economy where local businesses can provide their services and/or supplies to the AVTA for a contract or other procurement opportunity. Opportunity examples include construction, specialty contractors, manufacturing, digital signage, wholesalers, furniture, architectural…

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Webinar – Legal Issues in Marketing and Promotion

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will introduce small business owners to legal issues in marketing and promotion, such as “puffery” vs. fraud and misleading advertising; steering clear of copyright infringement and rights of privacy/publicity; marketing by phone, fax, email, and text; using social media; differences in federal and state laws; legal protections in marketing; and legal penalties for noncompliance. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Veterans, Miltary and Spouses Series: 5/13, 5/20

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Session 2: Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea life. Session 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship - 5/6 Session 2: How to Start Your Business - 5/13 Session 3: Finding Funding - 5/20 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – S Corporation Reasonable Compensation for Shareholder Employees

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Are you an S Corporation shareholder and employee? Thinking about becoming an S Corporation? Wondering about reasonable compensation for the services that you provide as the S Corporation shareholder and employee? Come ready to learn about: • Reasonable Compensation • In compliance or not? • Options to Consider REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Veterans, Miltary and Spouses Series: 5/20

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Session 3: Finding Funding Explore a variety of funding types for your business. Capital is critical for all businesses. The type of business, your capital needs, and additional factors may influence what you explore. There are many types of capital including owner investment, profit reinvestment, loans from a bank, loans from an alternative financial resources(non-banks), equipment financing, tax credits, supplier credit, credit lines, equity lines, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, money invested by family & friends, Crowd Funding, etc. Session 1: Introduction to…

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June 2021

Webinar – Introduction To Entrepreneurship

Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. This is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The featured one-hour session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, and provide steps to start a formal business. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current activity into a formal business including the areas below: • Learn the Steps from Business Idea to…

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 1

Jun 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This is the ideal workshop where business owners at all levels will learn how to build, design, and define a business model. A business model is what defines a business and its practice. In this workshop attendees will learn how to first define their business model. They will be introduced to a business model canvas as a tool. Topics are below: • Business Idea to Business Model • Introduction to the Business Models • Steps to Define, Design and Build…

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Webinar – Introduction to Entrepreneurship for Veterans, Military and Spouses

Jun 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. This is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow and how to bring your vision to life. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business or transitioning from current activity into a formal business. Featured Topics: • Common Characteristics of an Entrepreneur • Types of Entrepreneurs •…

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Webinar – Meetings, Minutes and Motions: Preparing Corporate Documents

Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach business owners of corporations and LLCs how to prepare basic corporate documents, such as statements of information; sending notices and holding director and shareholder meetings, preparing motions and minutes, voting requirements; and other corporate formalities required by the company’s bylaws, operating agreement or by law. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting the Company’s “Secret Sauce”: Trade Secret Basics

Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach small business owners how to protect the company’s inventions, ideas and secrets. Attendees will learn the basics of trade secret law; the kinds of information that can be protected as a trade secret; confidentiality requirements; ownership issues; how to avoid losing trade secret protection; and how to avoid violating the trade secret rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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July 2021

Webinar – Protecting Creative Work: Copyright Basics

Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach small businesses how to protect legal rights in creative materials, such as training manuals, articles, publications, photographs, software, music, videos and website content. Attendees will learn the basics of copyright law; requirements for copyright protection; determining ownership; the benefits of registration; how to avoid violating the copyrights of others; and important copyright considerations for materials created by employees and independent contractors. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar: Buying and Selling a Business – What you need to know…

Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach the basics of buying and selling a business, such as conducting “due diligence”- inspecting the financial records, contracts and business assets; determining the value of the business; preparing contracts and related purchase-and-sale documents; tax considerations; and knowing when to “walk away” from a deal. REGISTER NOW

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August 2021

Webinar – Got Intellectual Property? Strategies to Explore

Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss unknown and often underutilized strategies for exploiting the company’s intellectual property (IP), such as understanding IP as an asset; how IP can provide a competitive advantage; licensing for additional revenue streams; enforcement strategies; and sale of the company. REGISTER NOW

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September 2021

Webinar – Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Come and join the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn about resources available to help your business prepare, explore and pursue Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) procurement opportunities.   The goal is to help the Small Business Community participate in the local economy where local businesses can provide their services and/or supplies to the AVTA for a contract or other procurement opportunity. Opportunity examples include construction, specialty contractors, manufacturing, digital signage, wholesalers, furniture, architectural…

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October 2021

Webinar: Buying and Selling a Business – What you need to know…

Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach the basics of buying and selling a business, such as conducting “due diligence”- inspecting the financial records, contracts and business assets; determining the value of the business; preparing contracts and related purchase-and-sale documents; tax considerations; and knowing when to “walk away” from a deal. REGISTER NOW

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November 2021

Webinar – Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Come and join the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn about resources available to help your business prepare, explore and pursue Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) procurement opportunities.   The goal is to help the Small Business Community participate in the local economy where local businesses can provide their services and/or supplies to the AVTA for a contract or other procurement opportunity. Opportunity examples include construction, specialty contractors, manufacturing, digital signage, wholesalers, furniture, architectural…

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